Looking for more ways to go green in Vienna?
On Thursday, residents have a chance to gather with neighbors, friends, businesses and community groups at the town's fifth annual Vienna Green Expo, which aims to educate those that attend on how to achieve a green lifestyle.
This year, more than 35 exhibitors will provide information and demonstrations on all aspects of more sustainable living, from buying local and organic food products, to innovations in recycling and sustainable gardens and improving energy efficiency, including through transportation like bikes and electric cars.
The event, put on by the town's Community Enhancement Commission, runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street SE, Vienna.
The event isn't just geared toward adults: students of all ages can get in on the fun, too.
Expos of years past have featured several student inventions and new initiatives. The CEC also created a Green Expo "passport" children can get stamped at each of the exhibits. Completed passports can be turned in for a chance to bring prizes.
- Photos: Groups Show Off Green Initiatives (2012)
- Viewfinder: Vienna Green Expo (2011)
If you go:
You can park at the Vienna Community Center or in the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department parking lot. But, of course, organizers are encouraging community members to walk or bike to the expo. (It is about sustainability, after all!)
The following vendors will be at the Expo, according to the town.
- Ayr Hill Garden Club
- Certified Community Wildlife Habitat
- Coalition for Smarter Growth
- Community Enhancement Commission
- David Godwin/Mark Logan Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project
- Edge Energy
- Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling
- Fairfax Connector Buses
- Fairfax Public Works/Environ
- Fisher Custom Homes
- Forever Green Recycle, Inc.
- Home Energy Medics
- Homer Performance Solutions
- Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP)
- Madison/Marshall High School Science Projects
- Master Naturalists
- Northeast Vienna Citizens Association
- Peter Henry Architecture
- Prior Unity Garden
- Sierra Club
- Spokes Etc. Bicycles
- Vienna Bicycle Advisory Committee
- Vienna Elementary Community Garden • Vienna Farmers’ Market
- Vienna Public Works
- Watt Watchers – Eagle Scout Project
- Chevy Volt
- Converted BMW Z3
- Converted Prius
- Nissan Leaf
- Washington Natural Gas Vehicle